Border hearing set for Blaine

Published on Thu, Dec 6, 2001
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Border hearing set for Blaine

At a congressional hearing Monday in Blaine ears from the nation’s capital will hear local border woes and look for solutions.

Congressman Rick Larsen will join the U.S. House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources to consider the status of local borders. Although Larsen is not a member of the committee, he has worked to draw his colleagues’ attention to the needs of the U.S. - Canadian border. The 1:30 p.m. December 16 hearing at the community center will involve community members and elected officials.

Panelists include Rear Admiral Erroll Brown, Commander, U.S. Coast Guard; Thomas Hardy, Northwest/Great Plains director of field operations U.S. Customs Service; Val Meredith, Canadian Member of Parliament; Gordon Schaffer, White Rock & South Surrey Chamber of Commerce; State Senator Georgia Gardner; Pete Kremen, county executive; Pam Christianson, Blaine chamber president; customs and INS union presidents Barry Clement and Jerry Emory.

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